Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer

Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer

Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer

27th October 2014
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Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer

Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer

JLES has been recognised in the prestigious Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers list which is compiled annually by the National Apprenticeship Service in partnership with City & Guilds and recognises excellence in businesses that employ apprentices.

The list was announced at the National Apprenticeship Awards, which took place during The Skills Show in Birmingham on 13th November. The Skills Show has City & Guilds as its premier sponsor and is a unique celebration to inspire people with exciting opportunities in further education, skills and apprenticeships.

After a tough selection process, the most exceptional apprenticeship employers from all National Apprenticeship Awards employer categories went forward to feature in the list which showcases the breadth of employers who now offer apprenticeships.

Commenting on the company’s entry into the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer’s list, Liam Melly, Group Director, said:

“JLES believe in the process of developing people to achieve their full potential and have a consistent proven track record throughout our 10 years in business of engaging with young people via apprenticeship schemes. These apprentices have often gone on to become integral part of our senior engineering teams. The benefits of recruiting apprentices for us is that often, they come to us as a blank canvas and have a willingness to learn “our way” of doing things.  We have excellent retention records with our apprentices as they tend to be loyal and appreciative of the opportunity they have been given.  On the odd occasion that they do leave, they do so with our full support, leaving us with a sense of pride that we have helped to develop a professional person now coveted in the workplace.”

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg congratulated JLES on being named a Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer.

“This year’s Top 100 Apprenticeship employers have demonstrated the huge impact on the young people they invest in and the many benefits for their organisations. Apprentices help employers develop a skilled and qualified workforce to build a stronger economy, whilst creating a fairer society where young people can get on and go far in some of Britain’s best companies.”

> View the full Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer’s list.